Inbound Foreign Investment
Our team actively assists foreign companies and individuals in their growth strategies in the U.S. The team has a particular emphasis on countries such as Germany, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Israel and travels on a regular basis to these locations. The focus of the team is multi-disciplinary and includes real estate, corporate, immigration, litigation, and intellectual property teams. Additionally, the team includes attorneys who are fluent in German, Spanish, and Hebrew.
We offer practical advice to our international clients and are focused on being an active partner. We are well-known for our interest in thinking as the client and learning about the various subtleties and needs of the client. AGG’s active involvement in various industry groups allows the firm to better assist clients when issues arise.
Given the continued travel to and from Israel and activities complemented with the firm’s commitment to the International Bar Association (“IBA”), the firm works diligently to best understand the needs of the Israeli client. These needs are satisfied in many ways, including by making introductions of Israeli investors to U.S. investments. This program has yielded many successes.
AGG supports its legal services with multilingual legal professionals, employing attorneys from Germany and India and attorneys and paralegals fluent in Dutch, French, German, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Polish, and Spanish.
The firm is actively involved in numerous groups, including the International Bar Association, the cross-border section of the American Bar Association.
Represented a foreign investor in structuring a joint venture for the $45 million acquisition of limited liability company interests pertaining to a commercial condominium in New York City.
Represented five foreign investors in structuring joint venture with U.S. company for acquisition of multifamily apartments and closed on their first acquisition for $45 million apartment project in San Antonio, Texas.
Over a 10 year period represented a major international real estate company in the purchase, sale and financing of real estate with a total transaction value of $8 to 10 billion. Representation included formation, operation and dissolution of joint ventures with regional and super regional shopping center, retail and industrial property owners, and the purchase, financing and sale of office building and industrial properties. The transaction size ranged from approximately $20 million to approximately $325 million, the securitized debt secured by jointly owned shopping center ranged from $70 million to approximately $200 million and conventional bank debt transactions were at various amounts up to $1.6 billion.
Assisted Japanese manufacturing client with site selection, environmental due diligence, land development permits, negotiation with local, county and state authorities to obtain various economic incentives and applications for Georgia Industrial Wastewater Discharge and Air Emission permits in connection with the construction and development of new plant near Griffin, GA.
Represented Greek investor in the acquisition and financing of multiple retail sites in Virginia and Georgia.
Represented a joint venture of three international and one U.S. real estate company in acquiring a major real estate advisor, reviewing ongoing co-investments by the real estate advisor on behalf of the joint venture and then represented the joint venture in selling the real estate advisor and its related co-investments for approximately $560 million.
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